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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
, george w. bush issuing a statement. -- president obama shortly after the announcement of nelson mandela's death spoke to reporters on his thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela close to statement saying i have fought against white domination. i have fought against black domination. ahave cherished the ideas of democratic and free society in which all persons live together with equal opportunities. it is an ideal which i will hope to live for and to achieve. if needs be, it is an idea for which i'm prepared to die. nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and made it real. be achieve more than could expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. any of us will ever spend time with on this earth. no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. he sacrificed his own will for the freedom of others. his journey from a prisoner to a present embodied the promise that human beings and country can change for the better. the
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
tweeted -- i did not know that you tweeted -- and you said obama/kerry, best team since bush/baker. >> well, i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> talk about that. >> we are all engaged in the numbers. one can only decipher what might be the motors of particular maneuvers. i think it is fair to say that prime minister netanyahu not -- ithe agreement think he was surprised when it did. a lot of people were surprise. there was an agreement not just between the united states and iran, although those were the principal parties, but an agreement that involves russia and china and europe. , and i think that is a very important step forward, in the sense that it creates a in awork on which to build sense, it is an outcome that is vaguely being previewed, without being overly specific. i think we all have a common notrest in iran deteriorating as a total social failure, fundamentalist extremists, and a source of violence. that is shared by many israelis, and this is why the israeli public, as far as i can sense, is not all that enthused with netanyahu's tactics or assertions. >
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
closest for me for both president obama and president bush. the reason i do not think it rises to that level is because the court decisions have made field so much of a mess. by judicial passivity and not reviewing it, and by the use of historical practice. maintain ano impeachable offense when you have that degree of ambiguity. i do not believe that ambiguity is found in the constitution. i believe the president obama violated the constitution of libya, for example. andbecause of that history that precedent, they can claim that they were acting on reasonable interpretation of the law. >> thank you. you and yieldate back the balance of my time. >> thank you mr. cohen. i have to be careful how i respond to that. thank you. we will recognize another gentleman from texas. >> thank you, chairman. i disagree with you on the republicans are only concerned about executive abuses when democrats are in control. i personally do not like any executive abuses no matter who the president is. i think our executives have gotten out of control over the last several executives. not to mention the judic
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
. turley? >> the issue does come closest for both president obama and president bush created the reason i do not think that it rises to that level is because iof the court's decisions they have made this feel like such of a mass. first of all, by the judicial and then not reviewing it it's very hard to maintain the offense when you have that degree of ambiguity. i do not belief that ambiguity is in the constitution. i believe the president obama violated the constitution of libya, for example. but because of that history and precedent they can claim that they were acting in a reasonable interpretation of the law. >> i congratulate you and i yield back the balance to. >> i have to be careful how i respond to that. i will now recognize another gentleman from texas. >> thank you chairman. i disagree with you on that republicans are only concerned about executive abuses when democrats were in control three i personally don't like any executive abuses that are who the president is. and i think that our executives have gotten out of control over the last several executives not to mention the ju
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
, president george w. bush's hhs secretary concurred that the obama administration's decision to delay the employer mandate was wise. that was based on his experience in phasing in the medicare part d prescription drug benefit. hyperventilating about how extraordinary and unprecedented and unconstitutional these delays are is just that, hyperventilation and contrary to obvious historical fact. nor is the one-year delay of the employer mandate an affront to the constitution. the framers could have prescribed that the president execute the laws, so why did they add fitfully and take care? i have to disagree with professor rosencrantz and professor turley about their explanation of the history and original meaning of the clause. they were taking pains to clarify that the president's duty is to implement laws in good faith. and to exercise reasonable care. the fact is that scholars on both left and right concurred that this broadly worded phrasing means that the president is to exercise judgment and to handle his enforcement duties with fidelity to all laws including the constitution. as a leg
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
funeral of nelson mandela. as well as first lady michelle obama, laura bush, and hillary clinton. we have coverage of the memorial service tomorrow at 4:00 eastern on c-span2. a member of the agricultural and armed services committee. for the business community's we will be joined by john engler, president of the business roundtable. you can call. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> carl levin came to the floor earlier today to discuss the 2014 program bill. in the past he has tried to take it in order to get the legislation passed. levin was joined by james in half and john mccain. this is 35 minutes. will beresident, senator withhold? >> morning businesses close. the senate will resume consideration. military activities and so forth and further purposes. left for the thanksgiving break, senator inhofe and i said that we would come to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debate
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. president obama, george w. bush, bill clinton are all expected to go to south africa next week. in london, the british house of commons will pay tribute to the leader on monday. david cameron is one of the expected speakers. we will have that live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. ate remarks from john kerry the form which is hosted every year at the brookings institution. it focuses on u.s./israel relations and challenges in the middle east. yearss a look at his 10 so far at the state department and the overall foreign-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is not starting to dismantle the heavywater reactor which a once called al plutonium bomb fa
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
when members return on c-span. president obama is headed to south africa to attend a moral service for nelson mandela. he is joined on air force one by first lady michelle as well as george w. bush and hillary clinton. jimmy carter plans to join the group. nelson mandela will be very december 15 following a state funeral in his hometown. >> the wireline world is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. cart
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
history in his the arc of the towardniverse justice. may god grant him peace. withinresident obama the art. andon mandela died today, clinton and president george h bush -- as president i watched in wonders nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity for to forgive his jailers following his imprisonment, setting an example of redemption and grace for us all. or of your reaction for the next couple minutes here by twitter and by phone. a tweet from bill gates, who says every time melinda and i met him we left more inspired than ever. his grace and courage changed world. this is a sad day. melissa in orlando. caller: mandela a compass more in his lifetime than almost anyone else in the world has. he sacrificed 27 years of his life being imprisoned because he was for human rights. there are few things as admirable than sacrificing his time of his life to pursue quality for the world in south africa. it is one of the few things that people crossed the nation and the world were united on,, and is almost impossible to measure. it is truly amazing. host: mandela released from prison in 199
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, look at germany. we areere at home
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
-- those were filed andhe bush administration settled under the obama administration, and they were carried forward by brave and tenacious prosecutors who are civil servants, not political. it forow much harder is a whistleblower to win one of these cases if the government chooses that it is not to get involved? guest: it is more difficult, for sure. at the same time, the courts upheld consistently across the board that nothing is to be inferred from the united state'' decision to not intervene. in fact, we anticipate that unfortunately, because of the sequester cuts and other kinds of restrictions on government investigations, there will probably be more declamations. to the extent that you have a close working relationship with the justice department in those situations, the case is going andard by private counsel there talking to the department of justice and the agencies. you can have a very effective public-private partnership and significant recoveries, even in the hundreds of millions in dollars. host: folks on twitter want to know your website and where to go for more inform
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
are. it seems like for a long time, stopped talking about the bush tax cuts. the rich are getting richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actual substance was wrong here. republicans had not been able to get past a lot of his 1980, the last
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
in january and we reported a piece that he worked for both george w. bush and barack obama, even comparing him unfavorably in some respects the bush, which i think will be an eye-catching statement on the part of the and widely respected with national security professionals and republican who agreed to serve in his cabinet. host: wharton, virginia, democratic caller. caller: how is everyone? host: fine, thanks. caller: number one, i did not believe that the rollout of healthcare.gov did not have a lot of problems, but think it has been way overblown. in terms of concrete numbers i bet you'll see -- you know what, we have a problem, but it was not the unmitigated disaster that so many people and most republicans have described it as , the effect on the percentage of the population being less than what they might have you believe. the next thing is instead of republicans jumping up and down and talking about how you can keep your health care plan if , building up the advances of those who lost in his interview the president said he did not take over the insurance company, that they
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
treatment. s that tribute to the leadership of president george w. bush and to president obama. true today, president obama went further and signed the pepfar and global fund re-authorization bill into law and i'm proud that president obama announced a commitment of $1 for every $2 provided by other donors up to $5 billion through 2016. this marks a likely $1 billion increase over previous years. that means more lives saved, quality of life increased. our work is far from finished. h.i.v. and aids is a really resourceful disease that virus ever mutating, just when you think that we have it in our sights, it changes. so we have to be resourceful in hiv-aids h to the allow ecause we kill not h.i.v. and aids to claim so many lives when we have within our means the science, the prevention, the care the search for a cure. to make a difference. one of the most exciting parts of it is that we will now be able to have an aids-free generation of transmitals from mother to child which is quite a remarkable -- among other remarkable aspects of it. but this is a really important issue about our values
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
-- domestic policy. regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore and enacted law simply because he disagrees with it. in place of the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama that "i refuse to take no for an answer." "where congress won't act, i will." throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvents congress when he does not get his way. while congress is currently debating how to reform our immigration laws, the president effectively and acted himself byct ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. get hiscouldn't preferred change to the no child left behind education law, he testing accountability provisions. when he objected to the work waiversent, he granted that are specifically forbidden by the statutory text. instead of working with congress to amend federal drug policy, he has instructed prosecutors to stop enforcing certain drug laws in states and mandatory minimum sentences fo
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
war? george bush. who is going to get us out of it? the good lord above. barack obama was created by god just like you and me. because of the color of his skin, people hate him, they call him muslim or whatever. just like i tell the people in my church, how can you call the president a racist, somebody they hate, somebody they see on tv. i joined the army when i was 17 years old. i volunteered when i was 17. my brother went to vietnam. i did not get to go to vietnam. they discharged me. i am 62 years old, i have been on disability for 30 years that -- 30 years. i want to get off of it and go to work. they kept sending me to the hospital. they put pig valves in my heart. host: james, what would you like our guest to address? what do you want to ask him? caller: i just want to ask him why they are against a black president we have in the united states? guest: let me first say, james, i am a minority. my parents came from the philippines, immigrated here for better opportunity. in general, i am glad to see people, regardless of their race or creed or whatever, getting more involved in p
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
really overlapped to residents, -- two p it started in the bush administration and then continued on into the obama administration. they found themselves with very limited options. overin -- we tend to gloss the effect of rugged layering -- of regulatory up process about because the burden put on them first is the burdens faced by the competitors are much more. i'm not too going to suggest the auto industry did not create a lot of its own problems, i love people who watched it for years worried that there were a lot of --llenges that were being were not being stepped up and faced. there was an attitude of no- cost, no rise to great to bear. convulsedt ultimately , and the confidence of the american public dropped. a today weut in half are back in the $60 million range. the retooled companies are making products today. back valleys sharply on quality. the new mustang that just was rolled out, everybody is excited about that. there are a lot of great products coming out of detroit. also, out of the years, there were a lot of, visions for detroit. the caller earlier talked about jobs an
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
incoming president determined. that is tonight on c-span and c-span3. >> president obama is on his way to south africa. he died last week at the age of 95. by formerited presidents george w. bush and former president clinton. the prime minister and other members of the house economy where there. this is one hour and a half. >> order. order. the house will wish to know how we proceed today. the questions will be carried over. office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special .tatesman, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime. we are here to celebrate his character, his achievements, and his legacy. condolence books have been organized. tos evening we will fly sout
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
clinton administration's policy coordinator for north america, wendy sherman, is now the obama administration's lead egotiator for the iran nuclear talks. in a 2001 "new york times" op-ed, ms. sherman urged president bush to cut a deal, writing that kim jong il, quote, appears ready to make landmark commitments because to ensure the survival of his regime, he has to improve the country's disastrous economy by reducing the burden of a vast missile program and opening the doors to trade. well, ms. sherman was wrong about that inner op-ed she wrote in 2001. kim jong il needed to help his economy, right about that, but she thought it meant that he was ready to get rid of his ballistic missile program and open the doors more to trade. certainly they were willing to open the doors to trade but just as she had been wrong in 1994, when she helped the clinton administration work out an amazing deal with north recap the highlights , that deal with north korea they were believed to be pursues nuclear weapons so ms. sherman was the policy coordinator for north korea volved in this process,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question. the judge in the district of columbia circuit recently in the
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
nation on earth, the united states. that is not the leadership i expect from my government. w bush, andrge obama, the administration has not joined and have not joined and has isolated the united states on this issue, and i asked what kind of message this worldto the rest of the in this lack of leadership. we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars in move -- in removing landmines around the world. helpe the leahy fund to landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? leahy lawhave another that says we cannot export land mines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit, to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion, let me tell you, on november 22, we remember the great losses entry suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. as i drove down here, i , as aered my wife and i young law student, watching the cortes go by, hundreds of thousands of people on this street. it was so silent, you could hear rums when the cort√ąge left the white house, that far w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
inmorning orange park, florida. i have a concern about obama. you hear a lot going on in the press and news. it doesn't seem like he is held accountable for anything. or can go back to the reagan bush senior years and they had the country running very smoothly. they stimulated the economy. all the mechanics of everything was working really well. i do think it is a republican or democrat issue, left or right, what is going on now, i think we have a lot of good democrats like menendez and darrell issa, i think is a good democrat. he is a republican from california. i think we need to get the country back in control of the west coast. they do a better job than the east coast. i think the north carolina is doing a real good job. i wonder what number his position is going to be. will he go down as a worst president ever? i don't see him in the top 10 or top 20 or top 50. i'm sure he is a good man. he has a tough job to do. he wakes up like everybody else does, puts his pant legs on one leg at a time. it is a tough job. he is talking about trey gowdy from north carolina. on was talking about
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
my life. tonight >>dy carter president obama and first lady michelle obama are on their way .o south africa they will be joined by three former u.s. president. george w. bush was already on the plane. bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de janeiro where he was attending a global initiative event. also plan to join. george a chevy bush is the only living president who will not .ttend he is no longer able to travel long distances. president obama spoke over the weekend about u.s. relations with israel. it is a form marked by the brookings institute. centersterviewed by the founder. this is about 50 minutes. hello! [applause] >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> one of your staffers said you are in a great mood this afternoon, so -- >> i am. >> we're doubly blessed here. so that's terrific. i'd like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. the forum, and i personally, are honored to have you join us in this conversation. and i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for a
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 7:25pm EST
et cation jindal and jeb bush dime washington not long ago to stand up against the department of justice because they're choking education in l.a. , to open up al school systems so they can choose a better school. barack obama and michelle obama they chose the best school for their kids. why shounlt all americans have equal opportunity to choose the best school for their kids? that's a great republican idea that you can take into the inner city. at you can take into the chamber of hispanics. you know, who should republicans favor? everybody. right. exactly. all right. thank you so guys so much. we sure appreciate it. and we thank you all for being here today. [applause] >> that was great. thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> later in the day former u.s. trade representatives will discuss the free trade agreement between the united states and the european union, the trance atlantic trade & investment partnership. you can watch the debate live at 6:00 p.m. eastern. lso on c-span 3. >> c-span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
the ceremony from first lady michelle obama, former president george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter also attended the service. live now on political political as the house energy subcommittee is about to convene a hearing on the state of online gaming. lawmakers will consider a bill to establish a program for licensing internet poker nationwide. the bill was introduced to congress following the states of nevada, delaware, and new jersey passing laws to legalize online gambling within their borders. subcommittee is also expected to discuss the interstate wire act which prohibits the use of wire communications for the interstate facilitation or transfers of wages. this hearing about to get under way. we'll have live coverage when it starts here on c-span. knee >> again we are waiting for the start of this congressional hearing on the state of online gaming. it should get under way in just a moment. we'll have live coverage when it starts. while we wait an update now on the end of year agend
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
bush who is going to get us out of it? the got above. -- god above. barack obama was created by god just like you and me. it is because the skin, people hate him, they call him muslim or whatever. tv, --te some easy on somebody they hate, somebody they see on tv. i joined the army when i was 17 years old. my brother went to vietnam. i did not get to go to vietnam. they just -- they discharge me. i am 62 years old, i have been on disability for 30 years that i want to get off of it and go to work. they put pig valves in my heart. host: james, what would you like our guest to address? what do you want to ask him? caller: i just want to ask him why they are against a black president we have in the united states? james,let me first say, i am a minority. my parents came from the philippines and came here for better opportunities. in general, i am glad to see people, regardless of their race or creed or whatever, getting more involved in politics and just to this debate. any differences i have with president obama and the administration has nothing to do with race or who he is or the his
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. host: john is next. good morning to you. i echo president obama sentiments about nelson mandela. reagan had mandela, as well as bush, he was considered a terrorist. it is funny how when we look , martinthese folks luther king and mandela, two of humans in theble century. they were looked upon during their lives, not so much as the heroes that they are now. just remember that. host: john, thank you for the call. this piece from "ast." why mandela? what exactly makes nelson mandela so special? apart from the fact that he emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons bearing so little malice. he insisted on reconciliation being central to a truth commission in order to heal wounds caused by years of bitter racial hatred. bok rugby a spring jersey in a bold bid to unite the nation behind the mainly white south african team. he stepped down after just one term, unlike too many world leaders who cling to it until they -- it destroys them or the nation they are leading. next is james, grand forks, north dakota. republican mind, good morning. -- republican line, good morning. caller: i am
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands a
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